For the past two years, Microsoft's HealthVault group has been busily assembling a suite of personal medical devices that connect to its personal health information platform. Just this week the FDA's top medical device reviewer, Donna-Bea Tillman, announced her plans to step down in order to take a position with Microsoft's regulatory and policy group, according to a report from the Associated Press. Tillman's official position was director of the Office of Device Evaluation. She plans to leave the FDA this month to join Microsoft's Washington D.C. office.
Tillman has worked at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health for more than 15 years.
The FDA has been paying close attention to the emerging wireless health and more generally connected health market. Tillman's insights will serve Microsoft with key regulatory insights for their US market.
For more, read the AP report.